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FIF Holds Quarterly Event on CAT

FIF held a successful Quarterly Event on CAT Thursday, September 13 at the beautiful offices of Fidessa in Jersey City.  Our panel of industry experts discussed the implications of the CAT implementation plan and milestones, and provided insight on what firms should be doing now to support the CAT implementation effort.  We would like to thank our expert panelists and speakers: Cindy Retterer, Shelly Bohlin, Todd Golub, Jess Haberman, Manisha Kimmel and Judy McDonald. Thank you to all of you who attended. 

Posted Sep 14, 2018

FIF Quarterly Event Sponsored by Fidessa - Last Call

There is a week and a half left until FIF's Quarterly Event and tickets will likely be gone by the end of the week. The event will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Fidessa (70 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ).  Please join FIF and our panel of industry experts as we discuss the implications of the CAT implementation plan and milestones, and provide insight on what you should be doing now to support the CAT implementation effort at your firm.  Space is limited, please register here.

Posted Sep 04, 2018

FIF Working Group Meetings - Week of August 27

The FIF CAT Working Group will meet this Wednesday at 2pm est.  We will be discussing guidance received on FDID (interpretative FAQs 19-26 as well as the OATS to CAT mapping.  If you have any last minute comments, please contact the program office at fifinfo@fif.com.

FIF will be forming a CAT subgroup focusing on the review of the Industry Member Technical Specification, scheduled to be made available to Industry Members on Wednesday, September 5th.  If you would like to participate in this subgroup, please email the program office at fifinfo@fif.com

The Front Office Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 28 @ 4:00 pm.  This meeting will include members of FINRA staff who will cover various provisions of the sunset of the Tick Size Pilot Program.

On Wednesday, August 29, the FIF Data and Technology Committee will meet to cover our monthy Capacity Statistics and Regulatory Updates.

FIF will be presenting our recommendations on SEC Rule 605 modernization/enhancements on Thursday, August 30 @ 2:00 pm et.  If you did not recieve an invite to this meeting, please send a note to fifinfo@fif.com.

 

Posted Aug 27, 2018

FIF Quarterly Event a Few Weeks Away

There is less than a month left until FIF's next Quarterly Event and tickets are going fast. The event will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Fidessa (70 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ).  Please join FIF and our panel of industry experts as we discuss the implications of the CAT implementation plan and milestones, and provide insight on what you should be doing now to support the CAT implementation effort at your firm.  Space is limited, please register here.

Posted Aug 27, 2018

Draft Comment Letter - FIF Comments on the Proposed Tick Size Pilot Termination Date

FIF is aware that the Commission is currently considering amending the termination date of the Tick Size Pilot Program from Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018.  It is our understading that the industry would be in support of an earlier termination date to ensure that adequate time (during the weekend) is provided to implement and test the required technology changes needed to revert trading systems back to the pre-pilot trading environment.

FIF drafted a short comment letter expressing our support for the Friday, September 28 Pilot termination date.  FIF is requesting that you review the content of the linked letter, and to provide any objections to our support of the September 28 termination date or any additional comments to the program office at fifinfo@fif.com by Tuesday, August 28th at 2:00 pm.

Posted Aug 27, 2018